The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) will host the sixth annual World Manufacturers Forum in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, December 11-12. The event, “Manufacturing 4.0: Steps Towards a Future Vision,” will feature a wide range of keynote speakers discussing academics, consumer goods, electronics and other sectors.

The World Manufacturers Forum 2018 will discuss the following stimulating topics with more than 200 C-level attendees:

  • Software and innovative technologies
  • Workforce in a changing landscape
  • Industry 4.0 implementation phase
  • Raw materials disruption

Keynote speakers include:

  • Dean Shaw, Industry Solutions director, Asia-Pacific, Microsoft Singapore
  • Nick Russell, founder, Project X, London
  • Martin Strommer, head of Commercial and consultant, nCinga Innovations, Singapore
  • Mark Jarvis, managing director, World Textile Information Network (WTiN)
  • Kanji Kajiwara, research fellow, coordinator, Shinshu University, Japan

The event is moderated by Edwin Keh, CEO, The Hong Kong Research Institute for Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA).